Database Alerts: New Journal Issues and Search/Subject Alerts
Many databases permit users to set up alerts. Two common types of alerts permitted by databases include:
- New Issue Alerts: These alerts notify researchers when a new issue of a journal is added to the database.
- Subject/Search Alerts: These alerts notify researchers when new content matching a topic or a search string is added to a database.
Database alerts are delivered in a variety of ways, including email, RSS feeds, and twitter (rarely).
Watch the video to the right for a demonstration on setting up alerts in databases. In general, after you've found a pertinent journal or database, look for the instructions on setting up the alert. Every database has a different method for setting up alerts. Many databases require the researcher to register for a free account. Further, an nyu.edu email address is often required.
Alerts / Select Databases
Below is a selection of databases that permit users to set up alerts.